“ERV” blog by Abbie Smith focusing on endogenous retroviruses (microBEnet microbiology blog of the day)

ERV is today’s microBEnet microbiology’s Blog of the Day.  Blogs are taken from list of Microbiology Blogs we have curated at microBEnet.

ERV, though it does not specifically say this anywhere I could find, is short for endogenous retroviruses.  Written by Abbie Smith, ERV pretty consistently focuses on issues relating to endogenous retroviruses, HIV and other retroviruses or the politics of issues such as vaccination.  Recent posts include Building a better GMO virus for Hemophilia B,  Long-term effects of CIA ‘vaccination’ ruse to find Osama bin Laden and CERVs! Crocodile ERVs (not chimpanzee!).  Not a lot about the built environment there but if you want to keep up with information about retroviruses it is a good place to lool.

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One Response to “ERV” blog by Abbie Smith focusing on endogenous retroviruses (microBEnet microbiology blog of the day)

  1. Pluri Bara says:

    There are only two possibilities to explain the existence of viruses:

    1) they escaped the genome and are derived from transposon-like genetic elements (which cause “evolution” to occur) and should be renamed variation-inducing genetic elements,

    2) they descended from microbes and are in fact degenerate organisms (e.g. Mimi-virus).

    There is no other possibility.

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